Jake on celebrating his 4th year with us

my mature eyes have beheld many strange and wondrous things

my nose has smelled marvellous scents on the ocean breeze

my ears have heard tender words of encouragement

my paws have touched gritty sand and soft skin

my tongue has tasted warm, salty water

dog and person walking along the beach at tofino on vancouver island british columbia at sunset with ocean surf

but above all these . . .

my heart has felt

unconditional

love.